I really didn’t know much about Earth to Echo when I arrived at the theater. I brought my girls who, at times, were on the edge of their seats wondering what was going to happen next.
I felt nostalgic watching this movie with my girls. I was brought back to memories of The Goonies and stories of the last adventure before an event happens in their lives. It also made me thing of Batteries Not Included as well as E.T. too. To make it a movie for this generation, it is filmed through the preteen eyes in a documentary style which also combines texting and phone use too.
My oldest daughters attended with me and they are 8 and 10.
Their favorite part was when they found out how to communicate with Echo. They thought it was awesome that he could understand. Although they did not know if they would be scared or not, in the end, they loved it and fell in love with Echo. We loved the bond of friendship and how they overcame some obstacles while trying to save their new friend.
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About the Film
Friendship is the greatest adventure of all. In theaters July 2, 2014.
Tuck, Munch and Alex are a closely bonded trio of inseparable friends, but their time together is coming to an end. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys find a cryptic signal has infected their phones. Convinced something bigger is going on and looking for one final adventure together, they set off to trace the messages to their source and discover something beyond their wildest imaginations: hiding in the darkness is a mysterious being, stranded on Earth, and wanted by the government. This launches the boys on an epic journey full of danger and wonder, one that will test the limits of their friendship and change all of their lives forever.
Cast: Teo Halm, Brian “Astro” Bradley, Reese Hartwig and Ella Linnea Wahlestedt